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by Artim
Sun May 19, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Systemd free MX19?
Replies: 85
Views: 2434

Re: Systemd free MX19?

If Buster makes it impossible for MX to avoid systemd, I have an alternative already picked out, with the same mission as MX: To make Linux user-friendly without all the unpredictability and instability of most of the "newbie-friendly" distros. This one isn't quite so newbie-friendly, but responsibl...
by Artim
Sun May 19, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just saw dolphin's blog post on systemd-shim
Replies: 33
Views: 1680

Re: Just saw dolphin's blog post on systemd-shim

Break free and join forces with Salix OS and Slackware.... And no one will ever be able to install the software... :p :eek: :needcoffee: I have enjoyed a couple of flirtations with SalixOS (" Linux for Lazy Slackers "), and even this non-techy technophobe was able to easily install and remove softw...
by Artim
Sat May 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Systemd free MX19?
Replies: 85
Views: 2434

Re: Systemd free MX19?

At first I got scared just reading about systemd and what it does, tentacles all over the place, logging everything, like Google or something, spying on me. But I read the other side too, and even a lot of privacy/security/paranoia users who are much smarter than me say it's no big deal. I don't kno...
by Artim
Wed May 15, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zombieload
Replies: 69
Views: 1657

Re: Zombieload

Why are security fixes always a trade-off between security and performance? And why do software devs have to add all kindsa code to fix bad hardware? Rawr!

This almost makes me glad for my hardware that is older than 2011.
by Artim
Tue May 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Google, Apple and Microsoft.
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Google, Apple and Microsoft.

Facebook would be Number Two on my list behind Google, then Microsoft, then Apple. I dumped Farcebook two years ago and use Diaspora (macroblogging, kinda like Farcebook) and Mastodon (Microblogging, kinda like Twitter) instead.
by Artim
Sun May 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: systemd according to Luke Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 1853

Re: systemd according to Luke Smith

Pardon my ignorance, but what was wrong with PulseAudio? Was there something that was better than PulseAudio that was in use before? Good ol' ALSA was fine, and less of a resource hog than PulseAudio, which was buggy at first, and actually still Beta when Ubuntu first foisted it on their users. It ...
by Artim
Sun May 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: systemd according to Luke Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 1853

Re: systemd according to Luke Smith

Yup. First it was PulseAudio foisted on everyone, now systemd. I wonder what's next. All these big new "improvements" that take away the users' choice seem to be multiplying in Linux. Mine works fine now (I use Linux Lite on the laptop, and MX with sysinit on the desktop), but when they were first f...
by Artim
Sat May 11, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: leaving Google Mac business Internet
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Re: leaving Google Mac business Internet

Startpage.com - a nice private search engine - also offers StartMail with all the cool features and more. Including "aliases" and stuff. The free option is a bit limited but adequate for most casual/occasional users, and paid options offer more storage and options.
by Artim
Sat May 11, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: antiX
Topic: A really free Kernel Deblobbed ...
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: A really free Kernel Deblobbed ...

I'm with @Dolphin_Oracle on this one. I wish them well, but for all the bluster and claims of moral superiority, the Neckbeard's totally libre kernel won't work on 99.8% of hardware. Just for grins and giggles I tried Trisquel ("purified" GNU/Linux) on a couple of computers and had all kindsa issues...
by Artim
Sat May 11, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: thunderbirrd replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: thunderbirrd replacement

Seamonkey and Vivaldi are both Internet suites that have really good e-mail clients. Seamonkey is hosted at Mozilla for now but it's no longer a Mozilla project. Vivaldi is not fully open-source, but "freeware."

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